Kansas health worker says victim wanted to die so he could "see his mom"

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Jurors in the first-degree murder trial of a Kansas health care attendant have watched a video of the man telling police why he killed a client.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that 49-year-old Ronald Eugene Heskett, of Eudora, is on trial for the 2014 death of 65-year-old Vance Moulton.

In a recording shown Thursday, Heskett says Moulton wanted to die so he could "see his mom and be able to walk again." Moulton had cerebral palsy.

The interrogation video also shows Heskett cutting himself with a pocketknife when detectives left the room. Upon returning, detectives disarmed Heskett. He's heard saying he cut himself because he felt "so guilty."

Prosecutors say Heskett had money problems and some of Moulton's money is missing. The trial is expected to continue through next week.